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Readers’ Roundtable: Co-Blogging



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Co-Blogging

Once, I offered to co-blog with another person - or at least be a guest blogger to keep the blog going. She didn’t take me up on it, which was fine. I’m glad it didn’t work out, because I really like working on my blog. Another time, I posted as a guest on a blog and it didn’t go well. When I saw the opportunity, I planned on taking advantage of it more than what I did. I sent my post in and they made changes to it - without telling me first. I would have appreciated at least seeing an edited version of my post before it went up. 

I’ve thought about applying to be a reviewer on other websites, but they didn’t read the same type of books that I like to read. I knew there would be a lot of competition, and frankly, I don’t like thinking about my reviews too much. I like just letting them happen. If I had to co-blog, I would think about it a lot and it would start to feel like work. This blog is just a place for me to react and remember those reactions later on.

Example: I saw an available ARC for a sequel to a book I wanted to read. I thought to myself, “I better read the first one so I can read the second.” I went to add both to my Goodreads list... and discovered that I had already read the first one. I wondered if I liked it. I looked up what I wrote for a review, and I totally remembered. Hooray!

Side Note: Can you believe that it takes a whole website for me to keep track of what I read??? Well, two if you count both the blog and Goodreads. I tried using paper, but it just didn’t cut it. I don’t want to get side-tracked on book tracking though.

I suppose I’m open to the idea of co-blogging since I’ve considered options before. I think co-blogging would work best if you lived in the same area and know the person well. I think it would make the blog more cohesive. Personally, I don’t read any blogs that have more than one writer anymore. I used to look at The Broke and the Bookish all of the time, but I’ve been so busy lately. I’m super behind on my own blog! I don’t have much time to read others. It makes me sad. 

Hah - Maybe I should look into a co-blogger to help stay caught up???

What do you guys think about co-blogging?

Comments

  1. Wow I didn't know you've had such blah experiences with co-blogging/co-posting!! That sucks that someone would edit something you wrote without giving you the heads up. That feels wrong to me. I totally agree that it would be SO much easier to take up a co-blogger if they lived near you and you could get together. Otherwise I feel like talking over the internet and text can get confusing sometimes :( Great post!!

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